This policy is created in order to:
As one of the nation’s leading research institutions, the University of Wisconsin-Madison recognizes the importance of providing good stewardship of institutional and extramural funds. The University’s stewardship responsibilities include complying with federal requirements for disclosing other support (also known as current and pending support). Other support may include active, pending, or previous sources of support for a faculty member’s research and other sponsored activities.
Sponsoring agencies request information on other support as part of the proposal process, often prior to the issuance of an award, or as part of the annual progress report process. Sponsors use the information to ensure that scientific, budgetary, or commitment overlap do not occur. The requirement for disclosure is in place to demonstrate that:
Additionally, there is current interest in the federal government on undue foreign influence on the U.S. research enterprise, and federal sponsors have emphasized that appropriate disclosures must be made as part of other support documents.
All faculty and staff who engage in or propose to engage in sponsored projects; All federal and nonfederal sponsored projects
It is the policy of the University of Wisconsin-Madison that all researchers who engage in sponsored projects will comply with University policies and sponsoring agency requirements regarding the provision of information on other support documents.
UW-Madison requires that every disclosure to an external funding agency of a researcher’s active, pending, or previous sources of support for research and other sponsored activities be true, complete, and accurate to the best of the researcher’s knowledge. This requirement applies regardless of the source of support, whether or not UW-Madison is the recipient of the support. For example, if a researcher with a joint appointment is listed as a PI on an award to another institution, that must be disclosed in other support. The requirement for disclosure applies at the time of proposal submission, prior to award acceptance, and as part of the annual progress report.
It is the investigator’s responsibility to ensure the accuracy of other support documents, in accord with the application guidelines or the sponsor’s instructions. False, fictitious, or fraudulent statements or claims (including intentional omissions) in violation of this policy may result in University and sponsor administrative, civil, or criminal penalties.
Further information about the University’s procedures for this policy are available on RSP’s website.